Nike Inc is recalling 235,000 football helmet chin straps after receiving reports of head and face injuries because the straps broke, the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday.
The recalled football helmet chin strap was made in China and was sold at sporting good stores throughout the United States from April 2006 through October 2007, the safety agency said.
Consumers should stop using the chin strap immediately and contact Nike for a redeemable product voucher, it said.
Nike received 18 reports of the chin strap breaking and injuries that included two concussions, two facial cuts that required stitches and a broken nose, the safety agency said.
The chin strap consists of a plastic cup with a foam liner, straps and four metal snaps. The strap sold for about $20 and was offered in both youth and adult sizes.
The safety agency posted photographs of recalled chin strap and details on its Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08081.html.